Test preparation

Use the following tips to help you reach your maximum potential:-

1. Choose a place to revise where you will not be distracted.
2. Drink plenty of water. Water stops your brain dehydrating and will help you
concentrate for longer.
3. Get plenty of sleep. If you are tired, you will never perform to the best of your
ability.
4. Take a short break every 20 minutes.
5. If you get stuck on something, come back to it later or ask a teacher / parent to
help.
6. Reward yourself for working hard. It might be playing out, watching a favourite TV
programme or having a biscuit.
7. Study in short sessions, but often. Don’t spend hours working away!

 

SATs are nearly here!

Well this time next week and the children will have completed their Reading, Grammar and Spelling tests!

Keep working hard everyone – we are nearly there.

Here is a reminder of our SATs tips:

Try not to stress too much:

Remember that, even though these tests are important, you should not worry about them. They are not the be all end all. Just try your hardest and you’ll have nothing to worry about!

Read the question:

A common mistake is that people jump to conclusions about what the question is asking before they have read it fully. It is helpful to underline the keywords in the question so you know exactly what to do, and read it more than once.

Make your answer clear:

Make sure that you make your answer clear. For example, don’t make your 1s look like 7s. Don’t underline the answer when you are asked to circle it. Make sure you write the answer in the box.

Answer all the questions:

If you are not sure of an answer, you should still write something in the box, even if it is just a guess. After all, if you don’t write an answer, you definitely won’t get the mark.

If you get stuck on a question then go onto the next one:

Then, at the end you might have time to think again about it. Do not spend lots of time on one question and then find out that the test is finished before you have had a chance to do the other questions.

Go to the toilet before the test:

There is nothing worse than needing the toilet in the middle of a test, so make sure you go before it starts.

Show your working out in maths tests:

Where possible, show your working out, especially in the places where it tells you to. You could get an extra mark, even if you get the answer incorrect.

Show off!

This is your chance to show all the things you are really good at. Try to enjoy it!

Don’t worry about the tests once they are over:

You have done your best and that is all that matters. You’ve done it now and you cannot change things!

Castlerigg information

After the Easter holidays, we will giving out further information regarding our trip to Castlerigg.

I am posting the kit list on here because I know that some of you are wanting to go shopping over the holidays.

Here it is:

Castlerigg Residential Visit

Suggested Kit List

The following kit list is a recommendation only.

 Please bring enough sensible clothing for the duration of your visit. Monday 18th to Friday 22nd May 2015.

 It is essential that everyone brings a waterproof coat and over the  ankle walking boots. These can be hired from Castlerigg if required.

 A hat or peaked cap is also highly recommended for use in both hot and cold weather.

  • T-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, sweatshirts, a fleece, and/or warm jumper.
  • Lots of thin layers are better than one or two thick ones.
  • Shorts, trousers (Please note that jeans or denim are fine for some on-site activities, but should not be worn on walks).
  • A smart disco outfit for the last evening.
  • Adequate amount of clean underwear and socks.
  • Nightclothes (dressing gown optional).
  • At least 2 pairs of footwear (eg. trainers or shoes), + walking boots (optional as these can be hired from the centre).
  • Wash kit (facecloth, soap, shower gel, toothbrush & toothpaste).
  • 2 hand towels, 2 bath towels
  • A personal drinks bottle
  • A lunchbox
  • Sun cream
  • A disposable camera (highly recommended). Or a digital camera (your child must take full responsibility for their digital camera).
  • At least two plastic bags; one to keep dirty clothes separate from clean clothes and a spare one.
  • Pack your main kit into a large hold-all or small suitcase.
  • Small amount of spending money (£10 maximum) to be given to an adult in a sealed envelope/wallet with your child’s name on it before departure. All food and activities have already been paid for.
  • NO mobile phones. Any young person attending the centre is discouraged from bringing their mobile phone. As part of the retreat we are encouraged to take a “step back” and take time out.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

 As this is a long journey your child may wish to bring something to occupy them. No electrical items though please.

 Bring a small day bag or rucksack, preferably with two straps and large enough to carry lunch, waterproofs, and a spare sweatshirt or jumper.

Bring a small amount of money for a Burger King/Subway for the journey to and from Castlerigg.  Or your child may wish to bring a packed lunch. Should your child wish to have a packed lunch for the return journey this will be provided by Castlerigg.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All medicines must be given to an adult before departure. It would be useful if you could place these inside a clearly labelled bag or container.

If your child suffers from travel sickness please ensure that they bring enough medication for both journeys. A member of staff will ensure that your child takes their medicine.

Any questions please ask a member of the year 6 team.

Thanks,

Miss Mooney and Mr. Annia.

 

 

 

SATs COUNTDOWN!

10 weeks left and counting! And 2 of these are Easter holidays!

Not long left now until SATs. Hope you are all enjoying your booster sessions and not getting too worried about SATs. Please speak to a year 6 teacher if you need any help with anything at all.

Here’s a reminder of our SATs revision tips:

Use the following tips to help you reach your maximum potential:-

1. Choose a place to revise where you will not be distracted.
2. Drink plenty of water. Water stops your brain dehydrating and will help you
concentrate for longer.
3. Get plenty of sleep. If you are tired, you will never perform to the best of your
ability.
4. Take a short break every 20 minutes.
5. If you get stuck on something, come back to it later or ask a teacher / parent to
help.
6. Reward yourself for working hard. It might be playing out, watching a favourite TV
programme or having a snack.
7. Study in short sessions, but often. Don’t spend hours working away!

BBC site is always good to use and free

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/

We have subscribed to Compare 4 Kids

http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/maths.php

http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/literacy.php

http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/spag.php

http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/mental-maths.php

Good luck – keep up the good work year 6!

Miss Mooney and Mr. Annia.

Read for my school competition this week!

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This week, we have 25 Monsoon Accessorize gift cards, each worth £10, to give away to 25 lucky readers!

Pupils who have read 5 books or more in total by the end of this week will automatically be entered into the prize draw to win one of these special gift cards. Winners will be announced on the website one week after the prize draw closes. Click here to find out more about this prize.